Kate Miller Heidke Has Been Chosen To Go To Eurovision

Lewis Collier
February 12, 2019

"It was a fierce competition and I'm beyond thrilled that you chose me to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019".

Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Electric Fields placed a very close second after their performance of "2000 and whatever" sent the Gold Coast crowd wild and in third place was Sheppard with their new single "On My Way".

Miller-Heidke said she wrote "Zero Gravity" as she was recovering from post-natal depression.

An elated Kate told SBS: 'I'm totally overwhelmed! "I access a part of myself that I don't get to access normally and I guess I rely on that".

Rice, who won BBC One's singing competition All Together Now's £50,000 prize past year, added that his track "might just be a ballad but that song's got a big message and I can't wait to perform it and show the rest of the world what this song's all about".

"When I was growing up at secondary school I used to get bullied a lot-in Year 7 and Year 8", he explained. I just thought it would be great experience.

"She was incredible", one fan said.

The singer-songwriter and actress won with 87 points in the popular vote and 48 points from the judges, giving her 135 points overall.

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"It is insane. I did not expect it to go my way".

"It's an enormous honour and a responsibility - and I don't take it lightly".

Ten Aussie artists are tonight vying for a chance to represent the country in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

"It means true inclusivity and diversity; and it means breaking down of genres and anything goes". My guess: "top five in Europe", one fan said, delivering his verdict.

During Eurovision - Australia Decides, Miller-Heidke performed her song Zero Gravity, alongside some of Australia's biggest artists and the scores of the viewing public and jury were combined for the official results.

SBS commissioning editor Josh Martin said: "This could seriously be the year that Australia wins Eurovision!"

"It's a standout song with mesmerising staging".

Rice, who was voted into the finals of You Decide by judges Rylan Clark-Neal, Mollie King and Martin Humes, will automatically be put through to the finals of Eurovision as the United Kingdom are part of the big five - meaning that they are one of few countries that don't have to compete in the semi-finals. But where is the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 final taking place?

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